How to add file permissions column to Finder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Azathoth, May 12, 2010.

  1. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    Have googled and MRoogled, sans success.

    I want to see unix file permissions and user / group owner in the Finder ,for work reasons.

    How do I do this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It can't be done with Finder. Possibly Path Finder could do it.
     
  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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  4. Azathoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's not even a little hack to do this?

    Based on BSD, but they can´t be bothered to add the most fundemental parts of the UNIX file system architecture to the file browser?

    Even Windows can do this (actually Windows goes insane with the amount of columns that can be added), but they're stuck with the stupid C and D drive concept.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not with any existing hack, anyways. You're welcome to try and figure it out yourself. I guess they figured that anyone who actually wanted this would use Terminal.
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Man alive, when is someone going to make one computer that can do everything?
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Be patient. Macdows™ is coming. "It just works however you want it."....S. Idle.
     
  8. Azathoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Given the totally file-fundemental basics of this (e.g. ls -al) I can't understand why Apple didn't have this since OS 10.0... seems like the most basic thing *ever* to be able to see file permissions.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    TTYTT, I think they might not want to make it that easy for users to mess around with those if they don't know what they're doing.
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I'm actually a bit surprised they put permissions in the get info page at all. It's not uncommon to see people around here complaining that they can't access files after changing permissions "by accident".

    If you want to deal with permissions, use ls -l.
     
  11. Azathoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well ideally i'd like to see owner/group as well... looks like I'll need to check out PathFinder - but i'm rather unimpressed with my first forage into the OS X world (of course some things are good/better than Windows/Linux).
     
  12. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Just use Quicksilver to automatically open Terminal and browse to the current directory when you need to delve into the nitty gritties.
     
  13. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    :D Can't decide if your tongue's in my cheek or if mine is in yours...
     

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